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(Reuters) - U.S. wildlife managers released on Thursday a draft plan for stemming the decline of polar bears threatened by melting Arctic sea ice linked to global warming, but the proposal hinges on reductions in greenhouse gas emissions that are far from assured.
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2015-07-02 21:52:04
(Reuters) - Imperiled polar bears will see a population crash in most parts of the Arctic Ocean if global greenhouse gas emissions continue at current rates, causing accelerated melting of the sea ice the bruins depend on for survival, U.S. scientists said on Wednesday.
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2015-07-01 17:15:40
Saturday, May 30th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Sir Ranulph Fiennes, has added his voice to calls for urgent action to tackle climate change after seeing the effects of warming on the planet first-hand during trips to the Arctic.







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2015-05-30 15:46:29
Sunday, May 17th, 2015      Leave a Comment
The first drilling rig was met by a flotilla. On kayaks and other improvised rafts, hundreds of protesters took to the waters of Elliot Bay to oppose Royal Dutch Shell’s plans to drill for oil in the Arctic.







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2015-05-17 13:54:13
Tuesday, April 28th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Attempts to artificially manipulate the Arctic climate by “whitening” the surface of the ocean in order to reflect sunlight back into space and so mimic the effect of lost sea ice are almost certainly doomed to fail, scientists said.







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2015-04-28 14:02:13
Friday, April 24th, 2015      Leave a Comment
IQALUIT, Nunavut (Reuters) - The eight Arctic Council nations pledged on Friday to do more to combat climate change that is shrinking the vast frigid region, with countries trying to put aside disputes over issues like Russia's intervention in Ukraine.
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2015-04-24 18:25:04
Friday, April 10th, 2015      Leave a Comment
A U.S. Interior Department agency, saying “all the required components are in place,” has quietly set the clock moving on a very brief public comment period on Shell Oil’s plans to drill for oil in Arctic waters this summer. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has set a May 10, 2015, date for approving, modifying or rejecting Shell’s plans, allowing the oil giant plenty of time to proceed with
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2015-04-10 15:07:37
Wednesday, April 1st, 2015      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For a leader who has made fighting climate change a priority, President Barack Obama's decision to approve Royal Dutch Shell's return to oil and gas exploration off Alaska was seen by many environmentalists as a contradiction.
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2015-04-01 12:59:15
Tuesday, March 24th, 2015      Leave a Comment
'Drilling in the Arctic Ocean will not only continue the destruction of this unique environment but also contribute to the plague of human-caused climate change already affecting the entire planet,' wrote the Arctic explorer Eric Larsen.
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2015-03-24 13:15:40
Friday, March 20th, 2015      Leave a Comment
The total solar eclipse seen from Svalbard, Norway Friday March 20, 2015. An eclipse is darkening parts of Europe on Friday in a rare solar event that won't be repeated for more than a decade.
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2015-03-20 18:29:22
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Friday, March 20th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Sky-gazers looked up in awe Friday as the moon blocked the sun in a total solar eclipse that momentarily darkened a slice of northern Europe. The most spectacular viewing came on Norway's Svalbard islands near the North Pole, where a bright clear day and blindingly white snow highlighted the cosmic wonder that used to bring ancient civilizations to a trembling halt
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2015-03-20 15:56:47
Friday, March 20th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Sky-gazers looked up in awe Friday as the moon blocked the sun in a total solar eclipse that momentarily darkened a slice of northern Europe.
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2015-03-20 11:49:47
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TORSHAVN, Faroe Islands (Reuters) - A solar eclipse thrilled thousands of sky gazers on remote Arctic islands on Friday but clouds disappointed some viewers of a rare celestial show that was also partly visible for millions in Europe, Africa and Asia.






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2015-03-20 09:55:01
Friday, March 20th, 2015      Leave a Comment
LONGYEARBYEN, Norway - For the best view of the solar spectacle of the year, Svalbard eclipsed the Faeroe Islands.
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2015-03-20 09:13:32
Thursday, March 19th, 2015      Leave a Comment
OSLO (Reuters) - Arctic sea ice this year is the smallest in winter since satellite records began in 1979, in a new sign of long-term climate change, U.S. data showed on Thursday.






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2015-03-19 15:41:37